Post # 1
Just thought I’d put this out here, this was inspired by a discussion a friend and I had the other day.
It made the news here, as there is an apparent “tattoo policy” in place at Hennepin County Sheriff’s office. http://www.kare11.com/news/article/1011355/396/Richfield-man-speaks-out-against-tattoo-policy-
I guess I’m torn…tattoos don’t bother me, but I also don’t have one. I guess I’ve never felt the desire to get one and I knew long ago that getting one would mean that I might be subjected to judgement.
So…what’s everyone’s thoughts on tattoos? Love them, hate them? Have them, don’t have them?
***And since this is a wedding website, what are your thoughts on seeing tattoos on the bridal party? Personally, I’d rather not see tattoos on a bride or bridesmaid. In casual places tattoos look pretty cool, I’ll admit that, but in formal settings, they don’t look good. Sorry.
Post # 3
I have 4. I like them. I don’t mind when anyone else tattoos, most of them time they are super cute and meaningful.
Almost everyone I know has a tattoo. My fi has 2. My mom has 1.
I never thought anything else of them.
Post # 4
@JaneyDcat: I hate two “corporate” tattoos (so only visible if I want them to be. I dont mind them in bridal parties if they aren’t inappropriate (like naked women/men)
Post # 5
I have 3, all relatively hidden. I didn’t want obviously visible ones for two reasons:
1. My tats are for me. Nobody else. Not for public view.
2. I don’t want to make myself less employable to a professional employer.
But actually I thiink tattoos are really cool. Two of my BMs have visible ones and I think they’ll look awesome in their dresses. Luckily, they’re all tasteful tattoos. But even if they weren’t… none of my business! That said, if one of them had a huge naked man with his bits out on her arm, I probably would have chosen Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses with sleeves, LOL!
Post # 6
My best friend in this whole world has about 6 tattoos. She picked a really really talented artist to do her tatts.
They aren’t for me. But I do admire how they look on her. They are mainly on her back and stomach and upper thigh, so they aren’t visible when she’s at work or in public (unless on the beach, and she hates the beach.)
That being said, I don’t think tattoos are for me, just because I’m a ninny when it comes to needles and my tastes change so often. I usually change artwork in my house every couple of years, it would be hard for me to decide on a design or something that I would totally like for life.
Post # 7
I don’t have any but I don’t think negatively about them either. They just aren’t for me, cos what if I changed my mind and didn’t like it anymore? There’s no image or phrase that has a deep resounding meaning to me and I would never get one just for the sake of having one like some people do
As for seeing them in bridal pictures, I don’t really care because hey, that’s them and who they are.. But as I’m not a tattoo person to begin with I admit I prefer the clean look. Probably because I associate tatts with being tough? I’m not sure
Post # 8
I don’t hate or love them. Like anything else there are some quality ones out there and some not so quality ones. I don’t have any because I can’t think of anything I really want on my body the rest of my life.
Post # 9
Don’t love them, don’t hate them. I think some look cool, but I don’t want any.
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
I like tattoos and have considered getting some, but I have a lot of allergies and sensitivities and I’m a little afraid that I’ll react to the ink once it’s in my skin. My husband has a tattoo though and I’m a fan of it :). My best friend has several tattoos too and they’re really cool. I do think that they should be something that you think about for a long time before getting though because they’re so permanent.
Post # 11
I have one with plans for several more. I love thme and thnk people’ should do what they want.
Post # 12
@JaneyDcat: I love tattoos, but I don’t have any. I’ve been thinking about getting one for quite a while now, but I just can’t seem to take the plunge. I also love piercings, but I’ve gotten piercings in the past because I know they aren’t permanent. I’m worried I’d get a tattoo and then hate it a few years later. (I’m also a little older at 28, so I might hate it sooner than if I were, say, 20.)
If I were to get one, I’d make sure it was something that could be easily covered if necessary. I love wrist tattoos, but I’d be a little worried about getting one (unless it was small enough that it could be covered with a watch or bracelet in certain situations).
I don’t mind them in bridal parties, though I’ll admit that one of the many reasons I haven’t gotten one was due to the fact that I knew my fiance and I would likely be getting engaged/married soon and I didn’t want a visible tattoo in my wedding pictures. I don’t know why I care … I’ve never thought anything of it when I’ve seen it on anyone else. I guess it’s just not how I picture myself on that day … Or something.
Post # 13
I don’t generally think anything negative about others’ tattoos, unless it is something tasteless or one that has a negative stigma attached (tramp stamps, etc.). I also hate poorly done or homemade tattoos – I work with homeless teenagers and they tattoo themselves with awful looking tattoos that usually haven’t been thought out at all.
I don’t have any tattoos myself, I’ve considered it from time to time, but my taste changes often enough that something meaningful to me now would be completely pointless a year or two down the track.
Post # 14
@LadyElva: Honestly, I think if someone wants to get a “tramp stamp”, then power to them. I think the fact that people call them tramp stamps is more of a reflection of our society and how it views sexual women and slut shames them. (I don’t mean that as directed at you, just a comment about the term.)
I don’t have any tattoos, but I love them. I haven’t yet decided on what to get but I would like to get some in the future. I would have no problem with my bridesmaids showing their tattoos. I think its a matter of self-expression, and unless its something I find personally offensive (like a white power tattoo or something), then I have absolutely no problem with it. I really think its ridiculous for people to judge what other people choose to do with their own bodies.
Post # 15
I’m not really a fan, but I can’t say I hate them either. FH has 4 little ones. I’ve thought about getting one sometime in the future, but it would definitely be small and hidden.
I know a girl who basically gets a giant tattoo of whatever tickles her fancy this week. That, IMO, is completely tasteless. Another friend has a cross on her shoulderblade in memory of her father, who passed away from Parkinson’s when she was 17. It’s not small, but it’s meaningful and well done. It’s also really easy for her to cover up when she wants and show off when she wants. If I ever get one, it’ll probably be in the same place.
Post # 16
On other people, I have no problem. On me, I hate mine. I just grew out of them. Its not that they’re ugly, I just picked terrible places to put them. My FH wants more, good for him. I want less, so I’m having them painfully and expensively removed. I’ve been in wedding parties before and no one asked me to cover them, they could care less.